Wark Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumberland): habitational name from Wark on the Tweed river, which is named from Old English (ge)weorc ‘(earth)works’, ‘fortification’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Wark Family Origin

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Wark Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wark. A less common occupation for the Wark family was Laborer. The most common Wark occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Wark's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Wark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wark in 1944 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wark

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